Friday, August 15, 2014

New Mandalynn Bathing Suit

My boyfriend bought me this Mandalynn Swim bikini from American Rag recently, and at first I was hesitant about the cut and color, but he really liked it so I said I would try it, and now I'm loving the electric blue and the cut for my smaller chest. We went to Venice Beach and took a few pictures for fun, and walked along the boardwalk after.

Monday, August 11, 2014

New Camera!

My boyfriend bought me a lovely white Polaroid camera, and we are both loving the effects that it has on the subject when taken. Definitely has that older more worn out feel that we both like. I can't wait to take more pictures with it, as I have just ordered more film.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Baking Once Again!

Every so often I get the baking bug again, especially if I haven't baked in a few weeks. I decided to make s'mores cupcakes, and pink macarons for neighbors and family. The s'more cupcakes were simply chocolate cupcakes with a buttercream frosting, and crushed graham crackers and chocolate chunks on top. The macarons were your basic macaron recipe with buttercream frosting, all tinted pink and I dusted with my edible gold dust, because let's face it, everything is better when it is gold and sparkly! I added some heart decorations as well, which gave them a very girly feel, just the way I like it! I did a DIY makeover on this cake stand, it was originally a worn down pink paint job, and I bought craft glitter and glue from Michaels, and sparkled up the stand! It sparkles so much in the sunlight that it is like twinkling stars in the daytime. My work gave me the cute little pink striped bags, because our Content Team does a lot of lifestyle photoshoots, and they know I bake a lot so they gave them to me for free, which was very sweet of them to do.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Candles, Tea and Yummy Food

I recently painted my nails a lovely purple, that happened to match the candle that was sitting in the kitchen. I love shades of purple, whether it be plum, grape, lavendar, lilac and the list goes on. I also recently made some tea, with the tea set coming from a Japanese store called Daiso, where they have so many cute trinkets and cookware for only a $1.50 each! Lastly, I bought a popsicle mold for only $5 from Amazon, and instead of using the plastic top it came with, i left it open and used popsicle sticks. I am on a popsicle binge as I am trying out healthier alternatives to sweets and chips. I tried out a recipe from a friend, and made avocado popsicles, with chocolate chips for a hint of sweetness. It was super easy to make and they were really tasty. So happy with how they turned out!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sunday Brunch Outfit

Today I went to Bagatelle in Los Angeles, it is like a day club with a DJ playing music, great food and dancing. It was an amazing brunch where I had an Eggs Copenhagen with poached egg, smoked salmon and caviar on an English muffin, with a salad on the side. I will definitely be going back!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Hump Day

For my mother's birthday I made my mom a chocolate fudge 4 layer cake with peanut butter frosting and chocolate ganache. I also painted my nails with daisies and made some amazing guacamole. Guacamole is my weakness and I could eat it everyday.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Fourth of July

Here are some pictures of my weekend in Vegas for 4th of July, starting with seeing the fireworks near Caesar's palace, eating great food at the Cosmopolitan, drinking frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity and relaxing poolside at the Monte Carlo. 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Beach Time

The past couple weeks I have been taking advantage of the warm California sun and have been relaxing at the beach and enjoying my weekends, even though they never feel long enough!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Father's Day Cake

I made a golf cake for Father's Day, with vanilla buttercream frosting and chocolate cake.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Roosevelt Hotel

One of my friends had her birthday at the Roosevelt Hotel this past weekend, and it was a nice warm day to relax and enjoy a swim in the pool. I finally got to wear my Triangl swim and my sunnies are from Quay.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Happy First of June!

 I just recently bought the raved about Triangl bikini in California Coral, and I love the texture of the neoprene and the fit, and I am very excited to wear it. I went to a pool party wearing One Teaspoon's Eagles Shadow Bikini Top at the Mondrian in Los Angeles the other weekend, at their rooftop bar and it was like Vegas in Los Angeles, full of trendy people and blasting music. Then I had to get a little sugar kick, and I don't normally buy Starbucks Frappucino's but I decided to try it out, and it really is a drink that is just like liquid dessert! It is something I would treat myself rarely, but it definitely tastes sweet and is delicious. My new favorite macaron is the sea salt caramel, the opposite flavors are like a party for your tastebuds. I'll have to learn how to make them sometime soon!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

New Headshots!

I got new headshots recently, which I am super excited about. I had them done by the amazing Betsy Newman at Betsy Newman Photography, and I absolutley love her work and shooting with natural light to achieve different lighting affects. I was really happy with the outcome, and one day after I posted my headshots, I received an audition for a new upcoming TV series!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Full Body Shot for Acting

 For my new acting pictures, I decided to get rid of my outdated full body photo and take new pictures. I wanted to make it simple with just a white tee and jean shorts as to not distract from the overall picture, so that Casting Directors' can more accurately see what I look like. After I was done with my "serious photos", I decided to have a bit of fun and goofed around while taking pictures.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Under the Sea Birthday

I had an order for an Under the Sea birthday cake, which I made over the weekend. It was 2 layers, of vanilla and strawberry with vanilla buttercream frosting, and tinted and piped like waves on the outside. Unfortunately, I could not get good enough lighting as it was cloudier out, but the seashell on top had a little pearl inside, and gold lustre dust all over, which made it sparkly. The cake was for a little girl named Estelle's first birthday. Her mom decorated an entire part of the park with a bubble machine, lined sparkly tables with goodies, and had attendees dress up in Under the Sea themed costumes. There were little girls dressed up as mermaids, playing with bubbles, and it was truly a wonderful and memorable birthday. I wish I had a party like that when I was a child!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mother's Day

For Mother's Day I made a bouquet of flowers cake. All flowers and stems are made out of fondant, which was originally white and I tinted a variety of colors. For the flowers, I simply cut into one inch strips and rolled up into a little flower bud. The cake is chocolate with vanilla buttercream frosting.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Topshop Outfit

I had a fun time trying out an all green background for shooting outfits, and my entire outfit is from Topshop.